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Need Eggs or Mustard?!


King’s Poultry Farm just made 30 dozen eggs available, for those of you looking for farm fresh eggs!! :-)

Unfortunately production costs have increased, as with so many other things, but thankfully they only had to raise their price $.50/dozen!!

And Fantastic news!! Bad Seed Mustard now has all three of their famous deli style mustards back in stock, whether you like it sweet, mildly hot, or are looking for the Perfect Burn!! ;-)

Plus gorgeous, fragrant Spring bouquets from Morningside Meadows, plenty of fresh lettuces from THREE local vendors, and all of your favorite Coffee varieties from Innisfree on the Stillwater!!

More eggs, honey, produce... We're back :-)


Congratulations to our next Refer A Friend winner…

Judy Nickras!!

Remember to drop the name of the person who told you about the Market – they’ll be entered in the drawing for a $10 Market gift certificate!! Good on any purchase, and no expiration date :-)

We’ll draw another winner next week!!

Good Luck and Happy Shopping!!

HAPPY to be BACK!!


There’s nothing like a break to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated – and oh are we glad to return with all kinds of new surprises for you!!

We welcome TWO brand new vendors this week – the first, Morningside Meadows Flower Farm from New Carlisle!!

Their first Spring Bouquets overflow with colorful, premium tulips – check out our Facebook page for photos!! Last week when they donated two gorgeous arrangements to our Customer Appreciation winners, the bouquets’ beauty and fragrance filled our entire building!!

And our second New vendor will be very familiar to many of you who have shopped at Market Pick-up, admiring and utilizing her lovely scrunchies… 8 year old Luciana, our resident seamstress extraordinaire, has progressed beyond scrunchies to making functional, comfy, beautiful face masks!! Take a look under Farm Crafts – she even has a special deal if you purchase Two!!

SO glad to have you both on the Market!! THANK YOU for joining our ever-growing family!!

Plus this week we are thrilled with the return of TWO favorite vendors… both The Farmhouse Bakery and Honey Creek Farm!!

Now that’s the way to come back strong after a Break :-)

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Buehler Beef available again!!


The wide variety of beef cuts from the Buehler family is now available again!!

We close at 8pm tonight, and remember…

The Spring Night Market, that was scheduled for this Tuesday April 7th, is postponed for right now

And our annual One Week Easter Break is Next Week – we’ll stay CLOSED next Tuesday after market pick-up until we reopen Tuesday April 14th when we’ll return with our newest vendor, as well as new products, sales, and more Fresh Spring Produce :-)

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We love our nurses, our two newest winners!


Our two Customer Appreciation Gifts this week go to two long-time customers, Debbie Priest and Stacy Tolpin!

These special ladies are also dedicated nurses, working hard thru this critical time down at Grandview Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital, respectively. Debbie has also even been a staple as my volunteer at pick-up over the years! And Stacy, well, I’ll simply share her email (with her permission) because it’s just so sweet and fitting…

“First, I want to say thank you for recognizing nurses! Yes, I am a critical care nurse leader at MVH. My eyes filled up with tears when I read your email. It has been an uphill battle to say the least and I have worked non-stop ensuring my team is prepared and safe as well providing excellent care to the patients we serve. 2020 has been designated as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife by The World Health Organization, and now I know why. This experience has made me realize why I was put on this earth and has also allowed me to focus on what truly is important. I love the virtual market and have always received the highest quality products and services. Thanks again for reaching out to me and for all that you do!”

Growing up surrounded by nurses in our family, including my mom and grandma, I know how selfless and skilled these women are, and how underappreciated they often are as well.

On the front lines during these unbelievable, difficult times, we applaud their determined efforts and thank them for their service, compassion, and work ethic.

We are grateful to you ladies, and to the others out there in our community like you – THANK YOU, and please take good care of yourselves, too!! We need you and are so fortunate to have you :-)

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Open one more week, Closed for Easter!!


We will be OPEN only ONE WEEK MORE before our annual Easter Break!!

We’re open this week for orders, with pickup next Tuesday April 7th as normal, but we will NOT reopen next Tuesday for orders!!

No Market on April 14th – place your orders now!! :-)

And sadly we must postpone the Spring Night Market that was scheduled for next Tuesday April 7th :-(

There will be a right time to host another Night Market – and oh the produce we can have available in the near future!!

We are very fortunate to be able to continue the Virtual Market – we’ll take all the Blessings, however Big or Small, wherever we can find them :-)

And talk about Blessings!! THANK YOU for your continued support, kind words, and happy thoughts! We are honored to continue this little local service that feels like an ever-growing family.

Everyone take good care of yourselves, and each other :-)

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Sales Galore, and Davidson Family Growers!!


King’s Poultry Farm is offering their individual-sized Chicken Pot Pies 20% off this week only!!

Check out the Sale on Papperdelle Pasta made with freshly milled, organic Whole Wheat flour, from 6635 StudeBaker!!

The Buehler family has several new beef and pork samplers and variety packs available, plus Canned Pork – coming soon!!

And this week we see the return of Davidson Family Growers, the hydroponic vendor from New Carlisle, to perfectly compliment the chemical free Greens from Piqua’s aquaponic Green Fins!!

Each season is exciting on the farm, but Spring just breathes new life into everyone – babies of all kinds being born, new buds opening every day, and produce offerings coming fast and furious.

Hope everyone has been soaking up all the sunshine this week, every time they can!!

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Appreciation of our Veterans


I realize I already shared this story to our Facebook page, but it’s too uplifting to not add it here as well, when I know many of you don’t do Facebook. I have no idea who this man is, but God Bless him!

“I was standing in line at Sam’s Club this morning, waiting for the doors to open (8:30am, doors open at 9am). I was #3 in a line of 50+ people.

I look and see an elderly gentleman (definitely in his late 80s+) parking in a handicap space. He exits his vehicle kind of hunched forward and with a four post walking cane, wearing a WWII VETERAN BALL CAP.

He slowly made his way to the door to check the sign stating the store hours, then started on his way to the end of the line. I stopped him and offered him my place in line, he politely refused, and resumed his walk toward the end of the line.

The store employee (maybe a manager), seeing and hearing our exchange of words, gently grasped this gentleman’s arm and said these words that I will never forget…

“Sir, we need soldiers to blaze a safe path for the rest of us to follow.”

He then walked this American Hero into the store 30 minutes prior to the scheduled opening to beat the hoarders to the essentials…

I salute both the Hero and the Sam’s employee. My faith in mankind has been restored, even if just for today. Stay kind, Thankful, and Carry On."

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And the Winner is...


Congratulations to the next winner of our Refer-A-Friend market gift certificate Giveaway…

Ryan Dunlavey!

Your $10 gift certificate never expires, and can be used on any purchase!!

Thank you for helping spread the word about our little local Market!!

Keep those referrals coming – whenever someone drops your name as the person who referred them to our Market, your name is entered in our monthly drawing!

And as a small Easter treat Thank You during these troubling times, we’re adding FOUR WEEKS of additional drawings, with a $10 gift certificate given away each of the next four weeks!!

Good luck, and keep sharing the Good News about our year-round, 100% local Market!! :-)

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We did it!!


I am so happy and humbled.

Tonight could’ve been the biggest train wreck of a Market… In four years we’ve never had this number of customers, or products coming in, in a single week. Like everyone else during these crazy times, we’ve had to adjust and attempt to find a new normal (while feeling very Blessed that both the First United Methodist Church and the Miami County Health Dept allowed us to continue to operate).

And yet because of my wonderful vendors, who did everything I had to ask of them, and you fabulous customers, who stuck with us thru the new protocol and learning curve, I’m already at home, not much later than normal, getting the baby to bed and ready to reopen the Market for another week.

I am so Grateful to everyone for their patience, understanding, smiles, kindness, and prayers. This truly is the greatest community. I love being part of it every week. Thanks to Phil Buehler and May Alanzi, my volunteers tonight, who were absolutely stellar. And my biggest thanks goes to my husband and kids, who helped me prepare all week for tonight, and had everything so organized and set up so efficiently this morning even I couldn’t mess it up. Lucy, Joseph, and Mary made it their mission to try to include a handwritten note, drawing, or pleasantry in as many orders as they could (they managed more than half!), and they were just tickled pink when I got home by how many folks had already sent their thanks. It feels good to care about each other. Who doesn’t want to be needed and appreciated? And we certainly all do need each other.

I don’t remember another time in my life when so many folks, outside of my own family, sincerely inquired after my health, or assured me of their prayers. How amazing, and encouraging!

Thank you for making tonight a wonderful experience. Good thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

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